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Student Programs

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Title Program Type Description Dates Available

Animal Adaptations

Study the animals in the forest, prairie, or pond to see how their different behaviors or structures help then to survive in these specific habitats. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

DNA Electrophoresis Lab

iLab Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Coding the Future (Intro to Computer Programming)

iLab Participants in this course learn core concepts in programming using Microsoft Small Basic, a free, easy to use, friendly development environment. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Mapping Disease Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to analyze the spread of infectious disease in North Carolina. GIS refers to computer-based mapping and modeling and is one of science’s most powerful tools used to answer questions and make predictions about important issues. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Building the Future (Intro to Electronics)

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Cell Cycle

iLab Learn how to identify real cells in interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Investigate Lab Experience

iLab Spend the morning exploring either our Micro World our Natural World, or our Visual World Investigate Lab’s offerings of hands-on science activities. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

The Key to Classification

iLab January 5 - May 29, 2015

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Bugs & Slugs

Discovery Room Join us for a friendly safari in search of the strangest backyard invertebrates. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Your Backyard in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Discovery Room: Parent-Led Programs

Discovery Room Your children may be too young for a structured school program, but they are never too young to enjoy and explore the Discovery Room. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

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